Sweet potato rounds with Goat Cheese are the perfect, easy holiday party appetizer! This appetizer is beautiful and delicious to make topped with creamy goat cheese, crunchy pecans, sweet dried cranberries and drizzled with honey.
- Sweet Potatoes
- Olive Oil
- Goat Cheese
- Candied Pecans
- Dried Cranberries
Please see recipe card for quantities.
Start by peeling sweet potatoes and cutting them into about ½" to ¾" slices
Place the sweet potato rounds on a cookie sheet and brush each side with olive oil.
Sprinkle salt and a cinnamon-sugar mixture on each side of the sweet potato rounds. Place in a 400 degree oven for about 30 minutes; flipping them over about halfway through.
The sweet potatoes should be soft when done. Check them to make sure the bottoms don't get too dark after about 25 minutes in the oven.
In a medium bowl place the goat cheese, heavy cream and the honey. Use a mixer to combine; set aside while sweet potatoes are baking.
When rounds are baked, place about a teaspoon of the goat cheese mixture on each and top with dried cranberries and candied pecans.
Next drizzle honey on top.
- Cut the sweet potatoes ahead and keep in water until ready to use (just drain and blot)
- You could also bake the sweet potatoes a day ahead and keep in refrigerator until ready to assemble (store in single layer or with wax paper in-between)
- The goat cheese mixture could also be made a day ahead
- Instead of using goat cheese, you could use feta cheese
- Candied walnuts or almonds could be used in place of the pecans
Can you make ahead of time?
This is the most often question I get asked and want to share with you how to do this.
The first way to make a day ahead is to bake the rounds, cool, and store in the refrigerator. Store them flat in a covered container (if you need to stack place plastic wrap or wax paper between the layers)
Also make the goat cheese ahead of time and refrigerate.
About an hour before you wish to serve, warm up the rounds for about 10-15 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Also remove the goat cheese mixture to come to room temperature.
When rounds are heated, top them with goat cheese, pecans, dried cranberries and then drizzle with honey.
If you want to make and serve these the same day, make about 2-3 hours ahead, store in refrigerator in a covered container prepared with everything but honey drizzle.
About 30 minutes before serving, pull out of refrigerator and drizzle with honey. These will be served at room temperature which is totally fine. If you would like them warmer, follow method above.
Hope this helps and feel free to send me a message if you have any other questions.
Get the Recipe
- 3-4 medium sweet potatoes peeled and cut into ½" slices
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- dash sea salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 oz goat cheese
- 1 tablespoon cream or half and half
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ¼ cup chopped candied pecans
- ¼ cup chopped dried cranberries
- 2 tablespoons honey for drizzling
- Preheat oven to 400°
- Combine sugar and cinnamon and set aside
- Brush each side of the rounds with olive oil and also sprinkle a bit of salt and the sugar cinnamon on each side
- Place one side down on a heavy cookie sheet
- Bake for 15 minutes; turn and baked for another 15 minutes (check after 10 minutes to make sure they aren't getting too dark)
- While baking, combine the goat cheese with the cream (or half and half) and honey with a mixer
- When rounds are done, let cool a bit then add about a teaspoon of goat cheese mixture on each round, sprinkle with pecans and dried cranberries
- Drizzle with a bit honey and serve immediately
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 77mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 11gProtein: 3g
Nutritional information provided is computer-generated and only an estimate. You may want to do your own research with the ingredients listed if you have concerns about health or specific diets.
Another appetizer you might also enjoy from my friend Lisa are these Puffed Pastry Sausage rolls!